GM has officially unveiled the 2024 Chevy Traverse, pulling the sheets on the first model year of the crossover’s all-new third generation. It arrives just two years after the second-gen’s delayed mid-cycle refresh launched with the 2022 Chevy Traverse.
Notably, the all-new 2024 Chevy Traverse is the vanguard of a trio of next-gen, full-size crossovers being launched by GM, with the next-gen GMC Acadia soon to follow and the next-gen Buick Enclave scheduled to be the third to launch.
Featuring Chevy’s “High Brow” design language, the 2024 Chevy Traverse meets the world with a tough, truck-inspired front fascia illuminating the road ahead with a dual-tier headlight configuration. The new design elements and body panel sculpturing create what GM describes as “a rugged, ready-for-anything presence.”
Among new exterior aesthetic features are a more aggressive, planted stance, forward-leaning C-pillars, 22-inch gloss black wheels for the range-topping RS trim, and, at the rear, bright chrome quad exhaust tips equipped as standard on the true dual-exhaust system.
Four trim levels are available for the 2024 Chevy Traverse, including LS, LT, Z71, and RS. As GM Authority was first to report, the formerly range-topping High Country trim has been dropped from the lineup, and so has the Premier. Meanwhile, the 2024 model year sees the addition of the off-road focused Z71 trim, as we exclusively reported in May.
The star feature of the crossover’s fully overhauled cabin is the “best-in-class” 17.7-inch diagonal color infotainment touchscreen equipped as standard across all trim levels. The cockpit sports a redesigned steering wheel while the interior overall gets more space, improved ergonomics, new colorways, and higher-quality materials.
The 2024 Chevy Traverse offers seating for seven or eight passengers depending on trim level and 98 cubic feet of cargo space with all rear seating rows folded down.
Available GM Super Cruise now joins the technology list for the 2024 Chevy Traverse. The third-generation crossover is also equipped as standard with the Chevy Safety Assist package (RPO code PED) with the following included content (relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- Automatic Emergency Braking (UHY)
- Front Pedestrian Braking (UKJ)
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning (UHX)
- Following Distance Indicator (UE4)
- Forward Collision Alert (UEU)
- IntelliBeam (TQ5)
The 2024 Traverse also gets Rear Park Assist (RPO code UD7) and a range of other safety technologies and features. GM includes an updated version of its Buckle to Drive feature as standard on all trim levels, which prevents the vehicle from driving unless the front passenger is buckled in. The crossover also gets Rear Seat Belt Reminder for the second and third seating rows as a new feature for the 2024 model year.
When it comes to motivation, the 2024 Chevy Traverse offers a single powertrain choice, the turbocharged 2.5L I4 LK0 gasoline engine developing 315 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque, a 19 percent boost in torque compared to the outgoing 3.6L V6 LFY engine. The maximum trailering rating for the new Traverse is 5,000 pounds or 2,268 kilograms, same as with the previous generation.
An eight-speed automatic transmission connects this engine to the crossover’s drivetrain rather than the previously expected GM nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard on the 2024 Traverse and all-wheel drive is available as an option, with Chevy offering a Z71-exclusive “off-road-capable” twin-clutch AWD system.
Under the body panels, the 2024 Chevy Traverse is supported by the long-wheelbase variant of the GM C1 platform. The platform has received several upgrades, including the addition of the Global B digital architecture, for the freshly revealed generation.
Production of the vehicle is expected to kick off late in December 2023, with the new third-generation Traverse set to roll off the assembly line at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan.